Joe Ligon, the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer, was released from prison at age 83 from United States prison.
According to Defender Services Office Training Division, after the 2016 ruling, Ligon had rejected an offer of being released because it involved a parole requirement. He wanted to be free with no restrictions. Consequently, Ligon stayed in prison until a judge ruled that he should be released within 90 days in November. He said that he plans his future and has considered using the custodial skills he learned in prison to get a job.